I just found this forum; lots of good information here. *Hope someone can help me.
Here is my situation:
I have two healthy plants in one large pot about 9 inches in diameter and 7 inches deep. *Traps are about an inch or so long. *I keep the pot indoors right by the window between the blinds and glass; I'd guess the temp around 50 degrees there. *The plant went into dormancy around November when the weather got cold.
Problem 1: *I just noticed that both plants have started growing stalks. *I think it is a little early for this... *Does this mean the plants are coming out of dormancy? *(The temp was in the sixties here in Chicago last week. *I wonder if that caused the plants to wake up.) *This is the third year I have had them and usually the stalks don't come up until March. *Should I cut them off? *Will they grow out again in a few months when the weather warms up? *If the plants are coming out of dormancy, should I just let them continue and move them to a warmer location in my apartment?
Problem 2: *I moved to a new apartment a few months ago, and now the only windows I have face directly north. *This means I get no direct sunlight at all. *This is going to be a problem for my plants. *Can I place them under artificial lighting? *What kind? *How much? *How close?
Problem 3: *The plants have been in the same pot for three years. *Should I repot? *I have notice the soil level is lower than it used to be. *Should I add more moss to the pot? *I don't want to bury my plants, however.
Also, I have read on this forum that some people put their plants in the refrigerator during dormancy. * Are they left in the pot when they do that? *How does that work?